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What Happened to Old Clothes? – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 9

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What Happened to Old Clothes? – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 9

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You know, sometimes I get to thinking about some of the clothes I’ve had over the years, and wondering whatever happened to them. I don’t still have them, so where did they go?

If they were totally worn out, I’m sure I threw them away. If I was just tired of them, and they were still good, I know I donated them to the thrift stores collections.

But others, I just don’t know.

I remember some for liking them a lot, or because of some memory they hold. For two examples, I had a couple of dresses I hated. This was back when I was in elementary school. I didn’t have much choice in my clothes back then, as my mom bought them, so I wore them.

One was a pretty sky blue shift type dress, with shoulder epaulets of a multi-color fabric. It was okay, but I got teased from other kids that it made me look like a football player with big shoulders. I tried not to wear it very much.

Another was blue and white, dropped waist with plaid. It had a little collar and a plaid tie in front. That was another I didn’t like, because I figured girls didn’t wear ties. I (in secret) yanked on that tie until it ripped the whole thing apart. Never had to wear it again.

Years later, I sewed my own clothes after I learned how. I liked all of them, as they were my own creation. I got to choose the pattern and fabric. I even combined patterns to make original, new kinds of clothes.

I had one dress I really liked, but it got stolen. This was after I was married. I wore it to a relative’s house we were visiting for a week or so. I know who did it – my husband’s cousin – but I couldn’t prove it.

Another thing got stolen off the clothesline. It was a black t-shirt that I’d done fabric painting on, of feathers, and added embellishments of real feathers and beads. A neighborhood kid stole it. Couldn’t prove that either, but his sister told me he did.

Anyway, it’s interesting what remains in our memories.

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Address Book – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Dress

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Address Book – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Dress

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 26/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “dress.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

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For today’s SOCS prompt, Linda G. Hill has given us the word ‘dress’ to use however we want. Thanks, Linda!

To join in, and see other entries, just click the above link.

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Dress

First I think of wearing a dress. But, I don’t very often wear a dress. I have a few that I wear sometimes just here at home. They are long and flowing, and kind of like mu-mus. (think Mrs. Roper on 3’s Company TV show). They are comfortable, but I wouldn’t wear them out in public. Maybe that’s because the ones I have are more the novelty type, rather than a dressy type. They have embroidery, sequins, wild patterns, and fringe.

Mostly though, I was thinking of address books. Those little paper notebooks where you write down people’s addresses, phone numbers, and any other information you might want to remember, like birthday dates.

Does anyone still use these, or is it all kept on phone apps? I have a little bit in my phone memory, but I still mainly use the old-fashioned notebook type of keeping track. I use it all the time. Or maybe people just use what is called a planner?

I wind up making a mess sometimes of the book, by sticking stickers on it, stuffing other stickers in between the pages, and old envelopes that have addresses on them. I tape little notes of information in there, too, and lots of scribbles & doodles.

If you do, or did use these, do you keep them, even if they are filled up, or the addresses have changed as people move house? I do. I have lots of old ones. It’s fun to look back through them, to remember people I haven’t heard from in a long time, or remember different places our own selves have lived, at the addresses and phone numbers we used to remember so well.

There are lots more ways to use ‘dress’, but for now I’ll just wish you a wonderful weekend – dress however you want. 🙂

Here’s a couple of mine:

The first one is the current one, and I haven’t messed it up much, yet. The last one I had is a big mess.

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